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Decatur man acquitted of shooting, but convicted on gun charge

Decatur man acquitted of shooting, but convicted on gun charge

A jury returned a not guilty verdict for a Decatur man claiming self-defense in a shooting last year at a Lanier Islands lake house birthday ...

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For sale: Old DOT maintenance shop in South Hall

For sale: Old DOT maintenance shop in South Hall

Long before Spout Springs Road gets widened, the Georgia Department of Transportation would like to unload a nearly 50-year-old, long-abandoned maintenance shop that sits in ...

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Group seeks help to help young women transition from foster care

Community members can learn how they might help young women move from foster care to independent living at a community meeting at 7 p.m ...

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Annual Empty Bowl Lunch draws a crowd

Annual Empty Bowl Lunch draws a crowd

First Baptist Church’s banquet hall was once again overflowing with people clamoring over soup, salad and empty bowls.

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Hall, Gainesville SAT scores up, still below state average

Hall, Gainesville SAT scores up, still below state average

Gainesville and Hall County students scored higher on the SAT exam in 2016 than 2015, but local scores still trailed the state average in both ...

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Old Reunion entrance in South Hall gets nod to be part of 800-home subdivision

Old Reunion entrance in South Hall gets nod to be part of 800-home subdivision

A 35-acre tract that was the old entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall is a step closer to becoming part of a planned ...

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Eight Hall students named REACH scholars

Eight Hall students named REACH scholars

Eight Hall County middle school students left a “launching pad” Monday night when the school district’s first group of REACH scholars was announced.

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Man charged with aggravated child molestation

Man charged with aggravated child molestation

A 28-year-old man has been charged with molesting a girl, who disclosed the alleged incident to police years later, police said.

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Jury selection underway in sexual battery case

Jury selection underway in sexual battery case

Jury selection continues Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused by police of performing a medical exam on a man that led to ...

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Lanier Islands resort seeking fresh look at old hotel site

Lanier Islands resort seeking fresh look at old hotel site

More than a decade after closing the old PineIsle Resort, Lanier Islands resort in South Hall County is trying to get a feel for development ...

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Broadband survey looks to boost internet service in rural Northeast Georgia

Broadband survey looks to boost internet service in rural Northeast Georgia

State lawmakers want to improve broadband internet service in rural parts of Georgia, including northeast cities like Dahlonega, and residents are being asked to take ...

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No showers, cooking available for Church Street Manor residents

No showers, cooking available for Church Street Manor residents

Residents of Church Street Manor, an affordable housing complex for the elderly and disabled in Gainesville, were evacuated twice last week after an apparent gas ...

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Chestatee High School track coach struck by car, injured

Chestatee High School track coach struck by car, injured

Chestatee High School track coach Stacey Merck was struck by a vehicle as she was running with some students Sunday morning.

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Facebook Live: Breast cancer survivors share their stories

Mary Bagwell, Dorena Mobley Lemus and Ashley Williams share their stories of surviving breast cancer.

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Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round

Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round

LOUDON, N.H. — Kevin Harvick has thrived as NASCAR’s version of a Game 7 master, steeling his nerves and flourishing in those win-or-else races ...

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Heart failure unit opening at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Heart failure unit opening at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Patients suffering from heart failure now can get help through the area’s first advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...

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Low jobless rate doesn't give full picture in Hall

The August unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent in metropolitan Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, is both a positive sign of local ...

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Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

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Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn’t believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

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Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to “hunt out” fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

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Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

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Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Hall County schools and businesses want to connect students with employers. That mirrors state efforts, which have been recognized nationally.

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Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act ...

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Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

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SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

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Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

New year, different trash

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Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Sandy Rivera is teaching AP human geography — and an advanced placement course — at Gainesville High School for the first time.

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Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

For 14 years, Gene “Coffee King” Burch, 68, would hold court as the manager of Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe and Deli in Flowery Branch.

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Man dies in fiery wrong-way crash on I-85

A Virginia man going the wrong way on Interstate 85 in Jackson County was killed in a fiery crash early Friday when his vehicle struck ...

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Forsyth native pens book on county's racial cleansing

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First Baptist’s annual emporium benefits horse therapy ranch

First Baptist’s annual emporium benefits horse therapy ranch

Women shopping for and selling a variety of items, including clothing, accessories, home decor and Christmas gifts, filled First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday.

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Watching the debate Monday? Join the conversation

Watching the debate Monday? Join the conversation

Millennials may already match baby boomers in terms of their share of the American electorate, but a new poll reveals that only 32 percent of ...

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How to make your own fairy house for your garden

How to make your own fairy house for your garden

You never know what mythical creatures are around.

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Old, new issues raised at Enota school forum

Old, new issues raised at Enota school forum

The garden at Enota, of course, was discussed and questioned at the forum held at the school Thursday night.

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Old Reunion entrance now could be part of 800-home active adult community

Old Reunion entrance now could be part of 800-home active adult community

For years, it served as the main entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall.

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Halftime Heroes: Johnson band members on same page

Halftime Heroes: Johnson band members on same page

Listen to D.I. Brunson, band director at Johnson High School, and a number of his students, and much the same thread is heard — it ...

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Annual Glory Hope & Life tailgate party benefits cancer patients

Annual Glory Hope & Life tailgate party benefits cancer patients

A tailgate party Thursday celebrating Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves also benefited cancer patients in North Georgia.

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GSP: Woman said she fell asleep before 4-car Browns Bridge Road wreck

Browns Bridge Road was briefly shut down in both directions in West Hall County due to a four-vehicle wreck near Mincey Marble on Thursday afternoon.

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Local activist encouraged by Obama’s steps to address prescription, heroin epidemic

Local activist encouraged by Obama’s steps to address prescription, heroin epidemic

The Obama administration has instructed federal agencies to begin taking a number of actions this week to address the national prescription painkiller and heroin epidemic.

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Slideshow: Students sign beams for new building at Centennial Arts Academy

Slideshow: Students sign beams for new building at Centennial Arts Academy

Students gathered to sign beams for the two-story Centennial Arts Academy addition on Thursday morning.

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Unemployment rate drops to 4.4 percent in Hall

The metro Gainesville area’s unemployment rate in August dipped to 4.4 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.5 percent in ...

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Burlington opens, Five Guys relocating as North Lake Square grows

Burlington opens, Five Guys relocating as North Lake Square grows

North Lake Square continues to grow along Dawsonville Highway and will soon feature a nail salon, pizza delivery shop and relocated burger joint.

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Flowery Branch veteran reunited with lost Army uniform

Flowery Branch veteran reunited with lost Army uniform

James Mulkey was looking for his Army uniform for months before he saw a stranger’s viral Facebook post about it.

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New park creates political tension between District 4 commission candidates

New park creates political tension between District 4 commission candidates

The campaign for the District 4 Hall County Board of Commissioners seat took an interesting turn Wednesday when Democratic challenger Angela Middleton asserted her credentials ...

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Proposed park behind Harrison Square could boost area

Proposed park behind Harrison Square could boost area

Hall County is looking to purchase more than 21 acres behind the Harrison Square public housing complex on the south side of Gainesville to develop ...

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Authorities find $101K of meth in cooler

Authorities find $101K of meth in cooler

A Norcross man faces methamphetamine trafficking charges after about $101,000 worth of meth was seized, authorities said.

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Man charged with Wal-Mart armed robbery in Oakwood

Man charged with Wal-Mart armed robbery in Oakwood

A Gainesville man is accused of swinging a box cutter at a Wal-Mart employee in Oakwood when he allegedly tried to leave with unpaid merchandise ...

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Free bra fittings at Belk to benefit breast cancer research

The Belk store at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville will provide free bra fittings Sept. 30 to support Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest nonprofit ...

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Enota school design public forum set for Thursday night

Enota school design public forum set for Thursday night

A public forum to discuss a proposed new school for Enota that has generated controversy for months is planned at the school Thursday night, and ...

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GO VIDEO: Three places to visit if you love cars

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Child, adult suffer possibly serious injuries in Gainesville wreck

Two people in a wreck Wednesday morning — including a child — were transferred to hospitals, police said. The child was transported the Egleston campus of Children ...

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Rabid raccoon makes contact with 2 dogs in East Hall

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with two dogs in East Hall. It is the 10th confirmed case of rabies in Hall ...

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Authorities: Man dead from stabbing in Hoschton, another dies from baseball bat wounds

Authorities said one man died after being stabbed by another man who later died after being hit with a baseball bat Tuesday in Hoschton.

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Gas line breaks in South Hall

A gas line broke Wednesday morning off of Sleepy Lagoon Way in Sterling on the Lake, authorities said.

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Pedestrian killed trying to cross I-985

A Gainesville man was killed after being hit by a vehicle on Interstate 985 South while attempting to cross the road between exits 20 and ...

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‘The Tire Man’ retiring, closing his shop in Oakwood

‘The Tire Man’ retiring, closing his shop in Oakwood

“The Tire Man” is about to become the retired man.

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Small cities unite to counter Gainesville, Hall influence

Gainesville officials said Tuesday that they were surprised by a push from smaller cities in Hall County to unite against the influence of Gainesville and ...

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Clayton man accused of exposing himself to jogger

Clayton man accused of exposing himself to jogger

A Clayton man is accused of exposing himself to a jogger at an East Hall Park, according to authorities.

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Gas should start flowing again Wednesday

Gas should start flowing again Wednesday

Gasoline should begin flowing again Wednesday — through a temporary bypass on a critical pipeline — after a major leak in Alabama forced a shutdown that led ...

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Food Lion partners with South Hall food pantry

Food Lion partners with South Hall food pantry

Employees from a Dawsonville grocery store spent their Tuesday morning volunteering in South Hall.

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Ga. 400/Ga. 53 interchange in Dawson to be complete in May

Ga. 400/Ga. 53 interchange in Dawson to be complete in May

Construction and development crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation have been occupying the Ga. 400 and Ga. 53 intersection for nearly 20 months, working ...

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First REACH scholars announced, paired with mentors in Gainesville

First REACH scholars announced, paired with mentors in Gainesville

Five Gainesville Middle School students joined about 680 others in Georgia as REACH scholars Tuesday. The state program to encourage students to attend college also ...

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Georgia groups now seek to have voice heard in Georgia-Florida water case

Georgia groups now seek to have voice heard in Georgia-Florida water case

Multiple groups from Georgia, including the Gainesville-based Lake Lanier Association, are following the lead of some Florida organizations in wanting to chime in on the ...

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Business summit set for Oct. 5 in Gainesville

A business summit called “Employers In The Know” will be held in Gainesville on Oct. 5. The summit is one in a series of 12 ...

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Gainesville school board again delays decision on naming facilities

Naming school facilities for Gainesville City Schools continues to be a source of dispute — six months after the issue was raised. The Gainesville Board of ...

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186-home development off Spout Springs Road gets initial OK

A 186-lot subdivision planned off busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall got the Hall County Planning Commission’s recommendation for approval Monday night.

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FBI agrees to fund new firing range and training center in Hall County

The FBI has agreed to pay up to $1.7 million for a new firing range and training facility in Hall County that it will ...

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Lakeview senior is National Merit Scholar semifinalist

Lakeview senior is National Merit Scholar semifinalist

Dhruv Gaur, a senior at Lakeview Academy, has been named a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. He is the only Hall County student on the list.

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Davis Middle School seeks more business reps for career fair

Davis Middle School in Flowery Branch is seeking more business representatives for its Davis Discovery Career Fair on Oct. 28.

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Attempted rape case hearing postponed

Attempted rape case hearing postponed

A Gainesville man’s probable cause hearing for charges of attempted rape and false imprisonment was postponed two weeks.

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Hall County gas stations dry up as pipeline company works to send fuel

Hall County gas stations dry up as pipeline company works to send fuel

Gas stations across Gainesville, Hall County and the entire state were reporting fuel shortages Monday after a pipeline company in Alabama reported a break over ...

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Two people robbed in Gainesville Waffle House parking lot

Two people robbed in Gainesville Waffle House parking lot

Two people were robbed in a Waffle House parking lot Monday morning, police said.

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Woman opens new Gainesville preschool offering flexible hours

Woman opens new Gainesville preschool offering flexible hours

Arbendette Van quit her job of nearly 25 years to follow her passion: early childhood education.

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Conservation groups seek to weigh in on Georgia-Florida water wars case

Several big-name conservation organizations are seeking to give input to the U.S. Supreme Court battle between Florida and Georgia over water sharing in a ...

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Firefighters collecting boot drive donations for burn survivors this week

Gainesville Fire Department members are kicking off a boot drive this week to raise money for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

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